Crossopetalum ilicifolium

quailberry, Christmasberry


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 1-2 (3) ft    Width: 1-3 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Small shrub. Can be planted as a groundcover in beds or masses with other low-growing plants. Makes a good plant for use in a rock (limerock) garden.
Propagation: Seed. Slow growing.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Soil pH Range: Calcareous (high pH)


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Fruits attract birds.
Native Habitats: Pine rockland, rockland hammock, sinkhole. Sinkhole edges.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: